Minister of Interior Imad Al-Tarabulsi held discussions with his Italian counterpart, Matteo Piantedosi, who arrived at the head of an official delegation in Tripoli on Wednesday.

In a statement, Libya's Interior Ministry said that talks focused on exchanging information on illegal migration, securing borders, combating crime, and cooperation in training. 

They also agreed to have their security teams meet in Tripoli to follow up on agreed-upon actions.

"The problem of illegal migration in Libya is escalating, requiring support for the Ministry of Interior with the necessary resources to address migrant flows and voluntary repatriation in coordination with the International Organization for Migration," the ministry quoted Al-Tarabulsi as saying.

He highlighted the efforts of his ministry to secure borders, activate electronic surveillance towers, and conduct desert patrols to monitor smuggling routes, noting the need for more support "from the Italian partners" in training, technical and technological fields.